The alchemy of war -- The method of science -- The threefold order -- The object of war -- The instrument of war -- The mental sphere of war -- The moral sphere of war -- The physical sphere of war -- The conditions of war -- The law of economy of force -- The principles of war -- The principles of control -- The principles of pressure -- The principles of resistance -- The application of the science of war
The Foundations of the Science of War is a compilation of material presented by Fuller when he was chief instructor, Staff College, Camberley. Dating from 1926, it is the culmination of his theoretical writings and an early attempt to fit mechanization into the fabric of European warfare. In this work, Fuller presents a comprehensive theory of war
One copy presented by Colonel Brooke Nihart Collection, Studies of a Marine, 1930's - 1940's
No copyright page found.images on 333, 334 and 335 are originally blurry in book
Reviewer:Robin Shelley, Scipio Leader
May 26, 2017 Subject:
Best author for every general to read.
I disagree with JFC Fuller's overt racism, but his books are the best for every general to read.
This book gives the basis that Fuller used to formulate his later books. This would be a starter book for every general to read.
Machiavelli's The Prince, should be read first.
Don't bother with the other older authors that Fuller quotes from, they're not worth buying or reading.
Avoid On War like the plague, Clausewitz couldn't understand Napoleon if he had three life times.
Only Sun Tzu, his young relative Sun Bin and
Frederick the Great's two books are worth while.
The Iliad and Odyssey, Herodotus, Peloponnesian War, Xenophon's Cyropaedia (about Agesilaus the Lame) and Anabasis, Polybius, and books about Philip, his son Alexander, Scipio and Caesar, Seven Military Classics of Ancient Chinese government.